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How To Plan for Summer Vacation

How To Plan for Summer Vacation

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

As the semester is winding down, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do this summer. There are so many adventures to be had under the summer sun that it's good to be prepared. Here are five things you should know to plan for a summer vacation. 1. Start Early There are only a couple weeks o...

Senior Column: Why saying goodbye to Mercer feels just a little different

Senior Column: Why saying goodbye to Mercer feels just a little different

Katie Atkinson, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Senior Column

I would say I’ve been relatively good at saying goodbye my whole life. I moved frequently during my childhood, and on my last day of high school, I blasted music and tore out of the parking lot faster than I ever had that year. I had no regrets. I’m a big subscriber to the idea that the past ...

How to Be Safe Around Alcohol

How to Be Safe Around Alcohol

Blossom Onunekwu

April 22, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an awareness month especially relevant for college students. Between exams and pop quizzes and presentations, many of us take advantage of every party and getaway to loosen up with some alcohol and take each other less seriously. But too much of everything is always a ...

Five things to do before you graduate from Mercer

Five things to do before you graduate from Mercer

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Your cap and gown are ordered, degree audit signed and the days are ticking away until graduation. The end of spring semester is always a trying time for students and can be especially stressful for seniors. It’s bittersweet as you prepare to move on to a new chapter of life, but have to say go...

How to take a break during the end of the semester

How to take a break during the end of the semester

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Mental Health, Showcase

When we get into the flow of studying it can be hard to realize when enough is enough. Taking the time to know when you’ve reached your limit can be tough and can make you feel like you’re being lazy. But, being a good student also means knowing when to take a break. So, here are a few tips for wha...

Bear Bites: Burger IM offers endless combinations of specialty sliders

Bear Bites: Burger IM offers endless combinations of specialty sliders

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Everybody loves a good burger. With all of the burger joints in and around Macon, it is easy to go out and grab a great burger. But what if you could get gourmet burgers delivered? Burger IM, in Bonaire, Georgia, offers specialty sliders that can be picked up, delivered or enjoyed on location, just ...

You will Prank me later: Harmless April Fools tricks

You will Prank me later: Harmless April Fools tricks

Sterling Neill

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

As April approaches, it is time for pranksters to gear up for their favorite day of the year. April Fool’s Day is usually a day when people play tricks on unsuspecting family, friends and strangers. There are typically three categories that tricksters place their pranks in, including shock and awe, ho...

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Mandi DeLong

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...

How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

Aliyah Dorsey

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Instagram is home to snapshots of our favorite life moments. We try so hard to get that perfect angle, but sometimes we fall short on what we want our picture to look like. Here are five ways to step up your aesthetic on Instagram. 1. The Perfect Look When you post to Instagram, you want to l...

5 Apps You Need in College

5 Apps You Need in College

Aliyah Dorsey

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

College is a stressful and overwhelming time. It can be hard to keep up with your day to day activities and stay motivated to keep working throughout the semester. However, your phone is constantly by your side to help make college life a little bit easier. Here are five apps you need in college. 1...

How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

How to Prepare for Post-Grad Life

Blossom Onunekwu

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Once we cross that stage, not everything is as routine as the four years we’ve been here. You may or may not have a job you like. You may or may not have a job period. You might not talk to your friends anymore. You might move to Japan. The unknown for many is scary, and it pushes a lot of people i...

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Chas Pridgen

March 27, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival has been the topic of online discussion after facing scrutiny for having Ariana Grande headline the event. Grande has recently been in the public eye following her alleged queerbaiting and cultural appropriation. In the music video for her song “Break up with you...

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